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Does Rihanna Deserve the Title of 'Rock Star Of The Year'?

Fergie 2012/12/18 21:00:00
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When you hear the term "rock star" you probably think of musicians like Dave Grohl, Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Springsteen or Joan Jett. However, this year, MTV News has declared Rihanna the "Rock Star of the Year." Not quite what you expected, right?

Although Rihanna doesn't write or perform rock music, MTV has its reasons. They explain, "Hers was a year of audacious attitude, salacious singles, extreme excess and downright defiant deeds...she did what she wanted, with whomever she wanted, and didn't give a single, solitary f--- about any of it."

While all this is true, is that what makes a rock star? Is attitude (in this case defending physical abuse and Instagram-ing nude pictures of yourself) something to celebrate? Or is being a "rock star" more about how hard you actually rock? Time to discuss, SodaHeads.

MTV.COM reports:
Rihanna rode a streak of defiant behavior to the title of MTV News' Rock Star of the Year.
rode streak defiant behavior title mtv news rock star year

Read More: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1698977/rihanna-r...

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  • Metalhead 2013/06/23 17:59:22
  • kelsieilesha 2013/01/23 20:27:29
    No
    kelsieilesha
    +1
    NOOOO!!!!!
    She doesn't even sing "rock"!!
    She's a pop artist for God's sake!!!
  • Steve L... kelsiei... 2013/05/08 02:44:46 (edited)
    Steve Lester
    ...but then who'd have thought Nicole pussycatdoll or Fergie blackeyedpea had such great voices as demonstrated by guest vocals on Slash's album? Rihanna could be good, great even with the right material but right now is struggling to make average...
  • kelsiei... Steve L... 2013/05/08 04:56:06
    kelsieilesha
    Very good point.
    I do think Fergie did a FANTASTIC job with Slash. Definitely surprised me.
    Haven't heard Nicole though.
  • Jovana Goblin 2013/01/07 16:23:34
    No
    Jovana Goblin
    NO! HELL NO!
  • Royo 2012/12/23 13:41:41
    No
    Royo
    +1
    I like Rihanna, I really do. I've seen her music transition throughout her career and she's pretty great. But, honestly, she's not a rock star at all. She sings pop and rap, and sings them well. Calling her a rock star for one song is like labeling the Beatles as Japanese Pop because they had Yoko Ono.
  • Dave 007 2012/12/22 16:30:15
    No
    Dave 007
    +4
    How about "Stripper of the year"?
  • applepie Dave 007 2013/01/08 02:35:17
  • Cynthia Wolf 2012/12/22 15:51:11
    No
    Cynthia Wolf
    +2
    She's one of my favorite pop stars. I like that she's edgy. But I'm a rocker, and she is not. The music world really needs to stop insulting and overlooking true rockstars to promote pop stars. They're losing credibility in the rock world. Pop stars shouldn't be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Grammys shouldn't all go to people who just wiggle to synthesizers, I want to see real bands playing real instruments. That's rock & roll!! Rockers are finding new venues like Golden Gods, etc. So get a clue -- if it doesn't rock & roll, it ain't a rockstar!!
  • Commrade#371 2012/12/21 11:15:20
    No
    Commrade#371
    +3
    Shouldn't it go to rock star?
  • JPS 2012/12/21 04:15:08
    No
    JPS
    +4
    Drinking too much and running around scantily clad makes you a rock star? Then spring break must be a congregation of rock stars. Rihanna is just a corporate puppy trying to live up to a certain image, namely the "bad girl".
  • Thatdude 2012/12/20 23:48:23
    Yes
    Thatdude
    Look at the lifestyle shes living... Sold out shows, always touring and or putting out music and when she has time off she smokes weed, gets drunk and has lots of sex... songs like a rockstar to me
  • Mel Thatdude 2012/12/23 00:53:23
    Mel
    Please. She's a disco queen.
  • the man Thatdude 2012/12/25 22:28:52
    the man
    same as JB prick that s show business
  • Steve L... Thatdude 2013/07/17 08:47:44
    Steve Lester
    But rockstar attitude and rockstar output are two completely different things, and she doesn't have any of the latter...
  • tina 2012/12/20 21:35:29
    No
    tina
    +3
    No!!! She does not sing rock-n-roll music. Lots of musicians live a life of excess and have a I don't give a f%$k attitude and they not get declared "Rock Star of the Year".
  • ole.fosshaug 2012/12/20 21:22:33
    No
    ole.fosshaug
    +3
    Rihanna, rock star?
    Is this a joke?
  • the man ole.fos... 2012/12/25 22:29:25
    the man
    lol it is
  • the man ole.fos... 2012/12/25 22:29:59
    the man
    or nude star of the year
  • Steve L... the man 2013/05/08 02:39:38
    Steve Lester
    I've seen her pictorials in FHM Esquire GQ magazines wearing not very much and she just ain't sexy at all. Nice face, potentially great figure (petite) but ruined by the tattoo on her chest, ugly and an instant turn off for many. there are other pop stars ink free far nicer to look at and listen to.
  • MaryBoBerry 2012/12/20 21:05:30
    No
    MaryBoBerry
    +1
    She does auto tune....
  • OneLastWord 2012/12/20 20:55:13
    No
    OneLastWord
    +1
    No,............
  • Haushinka 2012/12/20 20:50:13
    No
    Haushinka
    +2
    Absolute Blasphemy to to everything rock; MTV and Rihanna are both an absolute disgrace.
  • Avi Rosen 2012/12/20 20:14:06
    No
    Avi Rosen
    +2
    1st she is not much of a Rocker
    2nd she is not much of a Star
    3rd she hasn't got much of a voice
    Yet she looks quite good, but that is irrelevant...
  • Steve L... Avi Rosen 2013/11/20 14:49:51
    Steve Lester
    one, yes. two, yes. three, she ain't even all that.
  • Pokemon Trainer 2012/12/20 19:17:19
    No
    Pokemon Trainer
    +2
    Who asked this stupidity anyways?...O.o she"s nowhere near "rock star"
  • 001 2012/12/20 18:39:56
    No
    001
    +4
    She's not a rock star, let alone rock star of the year.
  • Alex 2012/12/20 17:34:14
    No
    Alex
    +5
    what rock song has she ever sung?
  • KristaKitteh 2012/12/20 17:24:03
    No
    KristaKitteh
    +5
    She doesn't do The Rock Music. She's not at all good, but that's most music these days.
  • Anonymous 2012/12/20 17:23:31
    No
    Anonymous
    +5
    Rock is a genre of music, who cares about 'attitude'? She sings teeny-bopper music.
  • Dannie 2012/12/20 17:13:15 (edited)
  • OneLast... Dannie 2012/12/20 20:57:50
    OneLastWord
    +3
    Loved Pink Floyd in their day.
  • RJeffreySavlov 2012/12/20 16:07:47
    No
    RJeffreySavlov
    +4
    Due to her off stage antics and on again off again with the abuser, she will likely end up like Whitney Houston but at a younger age.
  • MIRANDDAAA :) 2012/12/20 16:02:16
    No
    MIRANDDAAA :)
    +8
    I feel like an actual artist who performs rock music should be "Rock Star of the Year".
  • Marjorie 2012/12/20 14:30:44
    No
    Marjorie
    +8
    Rock Star? Please...........
  • Avi Rosen Marjorie 2014/01/17 14:28:58 (edited)
    Avi Rosen
    Yes, First she would have to sing Rock, and then to actually be a Star.
    The Hoarse / Coarse voice she already has...
  • Kunschner 2012/12/20 13:24:23 (edited)
  • Gingah Bread 2012/12/20 11:25:59
    No
    Gingah Bread
    +5
    Are you friggin' kidding me? It's a shame that all of these crap bands and singers are even in the coversation. You wanna see real rock bands? Check this out:
  • polkastria 2012/12/20 11:20:36
    No
    polkastria
    +5
    MTV stopped being about music a long time ago.. this is just more proof.
  • Avi Rosen polkastria 2014/01/17 14:30:59
    Avi Rosen
    +1
    And I stopped watching it ever since...
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